The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for the Aspiring Master Baker 2018


Is curling up on your sofa and watching an entire season of “The Great British Baking Show” your idea of the perfect antidote to holiday stress? Does your family have a friendly (or not-so-friendly) competition each year to see who can make the most beautiful Christmas cookies? Would your canine-loving cousin love some homemade DIY holiday treats for Fido?

If you’re too busy to shop for the holidays and need some gourmet gift inspiration, look no further. For more than 75 years, Chefmaster has been committed to helping you celebrate life’s big and little moments. Whether the recipients on your gift list are fledgling bakers, baking students, or pastry chefs, they will love using these unique presents that even the most novice bakers can enjoy.

Keep reading for budget-friendly gift ideas for your baking bestie or – let’s be honest – yourself!


Great for the Holidays

Edible Color Sprays

Chefmaster Edible Color Spray

Price: $3.99

Company: Chefmaster

Why They’ll Love It: Hello, stocking stuffers! Forget the stale store-bought candy this year and stuff your stockings with Chefmaster’s Edible Spray Paint. At just $3.99 for a 1.5 oz. can, your loved ones will love using these for an airbrushed look on frosted, iced, or fondant-covered baked goods throughout the year. Just one can cover up to 96 cupcakes or four 9”x13” cakes when you apply a very light spray.


Dog Bone Cookie Cutter

Price: $2.00

Company: Sur La Table

Why They’ll Love It: Don’t leave your favorite four-legged friends out of the holiday fun! These $2.00 cookie cutters will make it easy for your cousin to make homemade treats for her four-legged friend throughout the year.


Holiday Cookie Assortment

Lucky Bites

Price: varies: See link above.

Company: luckybites

Why They’ll Love It: Owner Michele Tanenbaum is a formally trained fashion designer turned cookie designer. Perfect for your favorite fashion-forward friend or super foodie, Michele’s cookies are handcrafted in Brooklyn, NY. Place an order for a holiday assortment or a custom cookie collection!


Llama with Lights Cookie Cutter

Llama with Light

Price: $8.00

Company: The Sweet Designs Shoppe, LLC

Why They’ll Love It: We don’t think we’ve ever seen anything cuter than this Llama with Lights cookie cutter. The Sweet Designs Shoppe, LLC offers a HUGE variety of cookie cutters. Trust us –this is one of those gifts you will want to keep for yourself. Check out the collection, but don’t say we didn’t warn you!


Perfect For All Seasons

Liqua-Gel® 12 Color Kit

Price: $22.00

Company: Chefmaster

Why They’ll Love It: Perfect for icings, fondants, cake frosting and more, these ready-to-use vibrant colors are formulated to offer the perfect color without altering the texture or flavor of the finished product. The sky is the limit with Liqua-Gels when it comes to mixing and matching colors, and their versatility makes them the perfect gift for year-round fun.

Cake Pop Pan

Price: $27.00

Company: Nordicware

Why They’ll Love It: What occasion doesn’t call for cake pops? Help them celebrate each season with these cake pop molds. From holiday treats to April flower cake pops , your loved ones will enjoy using these to celebrate all of life’s festive moments.

Rustic Cake Stand

Price: $35.10 for a 10” stand

Company: WoodShopCo on Etsy

Why They’ll Love It: How gorgeous is this rustic cake stand? Dress it up with a homemade cake for your neighbor to enjoy.


Gifts Moms Will Love

Chocolate Molds

Price: $3.00

Company: Sugary Essentials

Why They’ll Love It: At $3.00 a pop, these molds are the perfect gift for your chocolate-loving friends and family. From ballerinas to baby bottle chocolate lollipops, these molds can be used again and again to celebrate, educate and enjoy.


Natural Food Coloring 8 Color Kit

Price: $30.00

Company: Chefmaster

Why They’ll Love It: Know a child that has food allergies? These natural food coloring are gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and are free of allergens, including eggs and peanuts. The perfect gift for your supportive friend, this natural food coloring kit will help her celebrate her child’s biggest milestones with yummy treats – that don’t upset his or her stomach – all year long.


For the Culinary Student

Cookie Art Classes


Price: $9.99/mo

Company: Arty McGoo

Why They’ll Love It: What better way to give your favorite baker a way to pursue their passion throughout the year than with a subscription to baking classes? For $150/year or $9.99/month, subscribers to Arty McGoo’s classes enjoy fun, engaging and delicious cookie art and cookie decorating video courses.


Virtual Cookie Club

Price: $27/month Subscription

Company: April Kolanchick Sweet & Saucy Life

Why They’ll Love It: April Kolanchick’s Virtual Cookie Club will help your friends and family “bake their way to a non cookie cutter life.” Whether they are a master or budding baker, April will help them take their cookie decorating skills one step further through her interactive virtual class and community.

*Black Firday Sale: $243 Annual Subscription. A $81 in Saving!

Offer Valid from 11/20 - 11/26 at Midnight CST


Time Saver & Neat

Cookie Dough and Fondant Wood Rolling Board

Price: $97 & Available in 4 different thicknesses

Company: Three Sweet Chicks

Why They’ll Love It: Have a neat-freak sister-in-law? This patent-pending wood cookie dough board is designed to let you roll dough to 4 different consistent thicknesses, while containing it within the side walls of this board. Help her keep her kitchen clean with this kid-friendly board that is great for cookie dough, fondant, pizza dough, protein bars, cinnamon rolls and more. Free Con US shipping for all items on their website during this promotion. 

Food Decorating Pens

Price: $18.00

Company: Chefmaster

Why They’ll Love It: These edible markers make personalizing baked goods fun and easy. Perfect for writing kids’ names or drawing smiley faces, these pens are a mess-free way for your favorite foodie to enjoy decorating treats with his or her children.


Especially For Artists

Cupcake Decorating Tip Set

Price: $12.99

Company: Love2Bake

Why They’ll Love It: In a hurry and on a budget? Maybe it’s an oldie-but-a-goodie, but these classic cupcake decorating tips are just $12.99 and available for 2-day delivery on Amazon Prime. What’s not to love about a gift that will last forever that you can send directly for under $15?

Boho Critters Stamp Set

Price: $25.99 for 6x8 Stamp & Digital Files

Company: RG Studio 360

Why They’ll Love It: We are in love with these Boho Critters and Critter Flair digital downloads. Baked goods that are made with love and boast these inspiring messages will help your favorite baker make anyone’s day! You will receive the zip file of digital files instantly after check out.

Airbrush Booth

Price: $35.00

Company: Three Sweet Chicks

Why They’ll Love It: Think airbrushing baked goods is a huge mess? Think again. This Airbrush Booth from Three Sweet Chicks makes airbrushing baked goods easy and mess-free. Pair it with some Chefmaster Air Brush Colors for a perfect gift for aspiring gourmet artists. Do you take photos of your wonderful creations? Use this for your photos. Simple to assemble and disassemble, easy to clean, and folds flat for storage or transportation.

*Free Shipping in Continental USA

Price: $139.95

Company: Arkon

Why They’ll Love It: This professional mount is perfect for live-streaming or photographing sugar art baking projects. Help your favorite baking student create tutorial videos or a portfolio of their work with this incredible addition to their kitchen or studio. A perfect way to capture all baking creations, this mount is perfect for your family member who considers their baking passion a true art.


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